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[REBOL] Re: VID Extension Kit

From: tim-johnsons:web at: 29-Aug-2009 15:27

* david may <> [090829 13:14]:
> do many people use it today ?, or are most people on the net still > advocating and writing Python or indeed anything But rebol for their > and the majority of average peoples GUI video related scripting needs > today!
I prefer rebol for much of what I do - but read on: Not meant to be an argument but a statement of policy. My company's mission statement is about open source. Based on the more proprietory nature of the vid dialect, I have never used rebol/view. in the 10 years that I have been programming in rebol. Just rebol/core. My partner and I have agreed that we will use open source libraries for GUI applications. Therefore, it is in our agreement that he (primarily a perl programmer) and I (rebol, python, newlisp, javascript) will use (as an example TKinter). And we've done precious little of that since we have found (for our work) that html and javascript and CGI can do what we need to do for our customers, in terms of interfaces. I have no argument with the rebol components that are closed source. That is Carl Sassenrath's Business plan :) and that's his business. But my business is with Open Source as much as is possible. I can recall some pretty spirited ( :) but never mean-spirited) exchanges on the topic of Open Source here on this ML. I'm just happy to have rebol for the uses that I put it to. It is a thing of beauty. regards. -- Tim